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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: dad gave permission where bro & I reside to store Disable senior mom 3piece antique furniture stored in bro Rm.stolen

Inherited value $7000.Mom rechecked dad approval he loaned truck 4transport.saw it gone ask Dad-i was at wk not q&a gf,911 ins claim,not want addict gf only 1 hm in trouble.Not gone by itself @mom call 911incident report not owner

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 11, 2020

Not clr on ur qustn? Plz provd addtl info w/o exces abbrev. Thx.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can a minors information be mad public by the police station, in Texas?

Does a police station have to release Information on a minor to a legal guardian?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 10, 2020

It depends on the information. Is the minor charged with delinquent conduct? Is an investigation pending?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Can a child go to Juve for arguing with their parents

I don’t have a good relationship with my mom and we argue a lot and she had threatened to send me to Juve for being Rebellious can she really do that

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 10, 2020

If you commit crimes then yes your parents can report your criminal acts to the officials. However, just arguing is not going to be enough to send you to a juvenile facility. Try and calmly communicate with your parents how you are feeling without escalating the situation. Consider writing to them... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: With criminal trespass, does the property owner have the right to defend life property livestock?

I.e shooting them to stop any more physical harm to the property owner?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 9, 2020

Take a look at chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code and then consult a local criminal defense attorney before taking any action.

Sec. 9.41. PROTECTION OF ONE'S OWN PROPERTY. (a) A person in lawful possession of land or tangible, movable property is justified in using force against another...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Tampering with a security surveillance camera at a private center.... Texas law
Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 9, 2020

Unfortunately you do not provide much information, but if private property was damaged when tampering with the surveillance there could be a criminal charge for the damages. The level of the charge would depend on the costs of the damage. I hope this helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How can you get restitution payments changed so you can afford them so your not in violation of probation?
Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 9, 2020

You must request the court to modify your restitution payments. No one else can change your payments except the judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I am 22yrs old and I am charged at the moment(I just posted bail) with deadly discharge of a firearm.

I have never been in any trouble this is my first time and I was having an argument and shot at a truck. The other party didn’t press any charges. What could possibly be done? Still waiting on my court date. Thanks!

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 9, 2020

Hire a criminal defense attorney who takes cases in the same county where the charges are pending. At 22 you might need help from your family to afford a decent attorney. Don't be too proud to ask for help. How this case is resolved will impact your future and your parents should help if they... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I am being charged for a 2nd degree felony i didnt do what theyre saying i did

pulled over and got searched a police officer found an untouched check book that didn't belong to me in a pile of trash in my passenger side floor board, it was supposed to be thrown back into the dumpster I missed that pil I got arrested even after telling the police officer the story now im... Read more »

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 9, 2020

Police officers make arresrs. They do this even when they shouldn't and even when given a rational explanation. The good news is that there is a filtering process that occurs. The first set of filters, after an arrest, occurs when your file goes to the District Attorneys Office. There your case... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Do I need to return a call to a police officer that is asking about an incident I couldn't have been involved in?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 9, 2020

You have no duty to return a call to the police.

If you are tempted to talk to the police, first watch this video in its entirety: https://youtu.be/d-7o9xYp7eE

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can he get 10yrs for third non violent felony
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 9, 2020

It depends on the degree of offense a person is charged with. Talking with an attorney would help.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: Been on probation for DWI III for 5 years, developed a panic disorder and was just prescribed xanax can I take it?

Was convicted 6 years ago and im currently on mail out reports where I report every 3 months. Had this problem for years but as I'm getting older it has progressively got worst, where I need to seek medical help.. worried about taking the prescription because I know probation officers can be tough... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 9, 2020

Take the prescription to your probation officer and you should not have a problem. If your PO does have an issue, call your attorney. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My fiancee has been on a probation hold for almost 2 months.how long can they hold her without a charge being filled?

My fiancee has been put in jail on probation violation(no new charges) just a so called dirty urine test. Which is bull cause the probation officer took her in on opioids which were prescribed by a legit neurologist. The lawyer she has now has not done anything to date he has seen her only once... Read more »

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen answered on Jan 8, 2020

So she was on probation, violated allegedly and is still in? That lawyer needs to approach immediately and ask for a bond. They cannot revoke her probation without a hearing. She is usually entitled to a bond, unless very rare circumstances. How did she even get picked up? They have a warrant?... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If two people are order to pay restitution how can you get it divided between the two

They have it where if something happens to one person the other is responsible for the whole restitution. How can I get it where it is divided between the two defendant's?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 7, 2020

I would have to review the order, but you are probably both jointly and severally liable for the restitution amount. This means that the key is to repay the injured party, so one person ordered to pay can be forced to pay the entire restitution amount if no payments are made by anyone else ordered... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I got an mip at a bar, I wasn’t driving. I blew a .01. I’ve had a previous mip. Can I get out of this charge?

Mip- Minor in possession

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen answered on Jan 6, 2020

sure you can. hire a ticket lawyer in that county and they can usually find a way out or get deferred adjudication and complete it successfully for a dismissal.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How could I find out if the owners device were in fact pressing charges versus the police bluffing/trying to scare me?

After 8 police cars showed up to the location I was - they told me I was being tracked by a stolen WiFi device. I admitted to have taken the device from OUTside of a vehicle. They searched my car and found nothing else. They told me I was free to go but would have a warrant for my arrest in 1 hour... Read more »

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen answered on Jan 6, 2020

you'll know you have a warrant if you start getting letters in the mail about attorneys. Or call Burns Bail Bonds and they will tell you if you have a warrant 713-224-0305. if you do, get it paid and then hire an attorney. They usually have at least 2 years to bring charges against you. So lay... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: can I call the DA and help my exes new wifes domestic family assault case?

my ex beat me up bad, lied and got custody. Long history of violence. His father always got him out of trouble but even still has a pretty violent record. He beats up all his girlfriends so bad they leave. He and I had a child together, his only child. He went to the court when I left one night to... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 3, 2020

Sure you can reach out to the DAs office. Let them know you will assist them in any way possible. Hope all works out.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Texas on
Q: Yes my question is about an Trucker's Group Insurance Policy on the job that fall under an Occupational Accident Policy

an o/o trucker who is leased to this trucking co. this policy is in the trucking co. name only , they is the owner of your policy. and they make up they own rules if they want to pay or not and it is most no to be. I have a stroke on the job back in July 28, 2009 why on the job at work and they... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 2, 2020

Thank you for your question. I am certain that you are aware you will need legal representation that is particularly skilled in WC law. However, I am sure that is not why you came to this site. I will attempt to assist you because I understand the dire predicament you are in.

SRS is not the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My 68 yr old brother is a convicted sex offender. This offense occurred 40 years ago. How can we clear his record?

He is sick and elderly and needs to go into Assisted living - can they refuse him due to criminal record? He is zero threat.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 2, 2020

He is only eligible for expunction if he is first pardoned by the Governor of Texas. You can download the application form here: https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/bpp/forms/forms.html

A pardon is a long shot at best so you should make a backup plan.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can a felon restore their gun rights in Texas?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 2, 2020

You can download the application form on this bottom of this page: https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/bpp/forms/forms.html

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is it possible with a paid lawyer to get an aggravated flight charge dropped to simple flight

My brother is being double billed bc of his record. However this is his first aggravated crime or I guess violent crime.. would this be considered a violent crime? Also this is the state of Louisiana

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 2, 2020

This question was posted under the "Texas" forum. Criminal laws vary from state to state. If your brother was accused of breaking a law in Louisiana, you'll need to re-post your question and choose "Louisiana" as the location, even if YOU are located in Texas. It sounds like you need answers... Read more »

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